Recreation and Leisure Studies - Open Rank

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Recreation and Leisure Studies                                Rank: Open

Search#: 14-025/14-034

Job Posted: January 24th, 2014

Brief Description of Duties/ Responsibilities

Southern Connecticut State University is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate / Full Professor to work in the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in core areas of the recreation and leisure studies curriculum as well as specialization courses commensurate with applicant background and experience. The department will entertain applicants with a broad cross-section of expertise. Candidates with background in sports management and/or therapeutic recreation are encouraged to apply; however, other areas of specialization will be considered. Additional responsibilities include student advisement; department, college, and university service; scholarship/creative activity; and professional activity.

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field of study. Candidates who are ABD may be considered; however the doctorate must be completed by the completion of first year of service. Additionally, candidates must have the ability to teach core and specialization classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level; ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity; ability to integrate technology into classroom instruction; and to advise student field experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of one degree in the field of Recreation and Leisure Studies; previous work experience in the fields of recreation, sports management, and/or therapeutic recreation; evidence of prior effective teaching and a demonstrated record of scholarship and creative activity.

Application Procedures

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing background, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Lee deLisle, Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, OB-1, Room 108A, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT. 06515.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Lee deLisle @ 203-392-7159 or e-mail

This searchwill continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2014. [REPOSTED TO EXTEND CLOSING DATE]